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Here we go, the new edition of CQN Magazine is here for your delectation, consumption, inch-by-inch absorption and maybe even reading.  The last week we’ve been busy pulling content together on the Amsterdam police assault Celtic fans.  The story: Amsterdam, battle for the truth, is here from page 34, including video evidence.

If you were young and impressionable in 1977, as I was, or maybe if you were simply inspired by greatness, you will never forget the moment you heard the news; King Kenny had gone.  There’s 120 pages of sheer Celtic joy, from 1254125 to the Maryhill Foodbank and lots, and lots, and lots more!

Sit back, enjoy and read it properly here (not through the nifty graphic below).
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  1. paolosboots Good Luck Wee Oscar

     

    10:36 on

     

    13 November, 2013

     

    Murdoch auld and hay hope you are doing well. Meant to ask how you got in with my book recommendations!

     

     

     

    Hi Paolosboots from BMCUW day oot still trying to source more after our blether on the subject

     

     

    One I managed to get from Amazon was “The Irish General” by P.R Wylie about the life of Thomas Francis Meagher, found it an excellent read

     

     

    Anymore suggestions Paolo pass them on

  2. Hamiltontim is praying for Oscar on

    Morrissey

     

     

    I can’t access that from work is there any chance that you can copy and paste it please mate?

  3. The Battered Bunnet on

    Just reading SFTB’s humourous piece on rules changes.

     

     

    If you’re about SFTB, reference your view that the area of the pitch should be changed to reflect the huge increase in fitness and speed of the players:

     

     

    There is a rather straightforward way to do this without the need to increase the external dimensions of the pitch or decrease the number of players in a team (as you suggest).

     

     

    Simply… redefining the area of a pitch in which a player is considered onside will increase the effective area of the pitch without changing the dimensions of the pitch itself.

     

     

    At the moment that area is defined by the halfway line, and a player cannot be offside if he is inside his own half of the pitch. For teams in possession therefore, the defensive line is the halfway line, and the defending team set their line as needs require – Arrigo Sacchi for example set up his teams when defending such that the game was squished into an area of only 25 yards between his defence and attack. This caused the effective area of the game to be reduced from 357 square metres per outfield player to a mere 85.

     

     

    By drawing the offside line across the pitch nearer the opposition goal – say 35 yards out – the effective area of the pitch is extended by around 40 yards, creating more room for players, and all without the small matter of demolishing stadia to lay bigger pitches.

  4. Surely the whole point of Resolution12 is to bring to the attention of the general football public the corrupt governance of the SFA. Facts which are general knowledge to us internet bampots have been studiously ignored and not reported by MSM.

     

    The Celtic board are being asked to raise the issues with the SFA and their response is that they’ve already done so. The important thing is that the issues will be aired on a major public forum that MSM cannot ignore.

     

    Everyone is more or less expecting the resolution to be defeated; it’s the public debate that’s important.

     

    The deidco were granted a Euro license in 2011 illegally and that cost Celtic money. The SFA broke their own, and UEFA’s, rules to let that happen. Some Celtic shareholders are asking the club, in public, for a full explanation. There is nothing “anti- board” about the resolution. Hopefully, the SFA will be forced to clean up their act as a result of the publicity.

  5. HT

     

     

    Here you go

     

     

    Why Celtic Should Become A Living Wage Employer – by Jeanette Findlay

     

     

    November 13, 2013 in TCN Articles by Wullie Broon

     

     

    Why Celtic Should Become A Living Wage Employer.

     

     

    With the AGM approaching we asked Jeanette Findlay of the Celtic Trust to put the case for Celtic becoming a ‘Living Wage’ employer. We are delighted that Jeanette, who works tirelessly on behalf of the trust and Celtic fans in general submitted the following piece.

     

     

    Celtic FC , the first football club in the UK to be a Living Wage Employer ……sounds good doesn’t it? Sadly, unless they have a change of heart between now and Friday it isn’t going to happen. It sounded a great idea when we first came up with the proposal to take to Celtic – doing something right and good and doing something which will generate good publicity and doing something which makes good business sense, reduces turnover, improves staff moral, increases productivity and results in happier ‘customers’! What’s not to like in that?

     

     

    This month the Living Wage was uprated (as it is every November) to the princely sum of £7.60 per hour which is all of £1.29 above the National Minimum Wage. It is a sum calculated so that individuals and families can have an ‘acceptable standard of living’ ie not just be condemned to a life of piecing together two or more low paid jobs to keep body and soul together. If we refuse to pay wages at that level to our own workers ie those employed by the company which we shareholders own, then in what way are we truly ‘more than just a club’? Is our social ethos and morality now just a marketing gimmick?

     

     

    The Living Wage is supported by hundreds of employers – some of them leading companies in their sector, some of them extremely large public sector employers – and it is supported by government, local and national and north and south of the border. It is not some whacky, revolutionary idea from those mad-cap scamps the Celtic Trust who everybody knows are just doing this to annoy the rich people on the Board – we actually thought it was a serious proposition which they would grab! How foolish where we………..well, maybe not. The Celtic PLC Board has a long history (as long as we have existed) of defeating our resolutions at AGMs and then adopting them sometimes very shortly thereafter. If that is what they are doing this time then I think we can just about live with that.

     

     

    This is not an academic publication so I am not going to bore you with the statistics on the continuing rise in-work poverty, the evidence on the productivity impact of paying better wages….an argument some people have no trouble with at the higher end of the wage scale but seem to have trouble with at the bottom end. According to them the people at the top of the salary scales need more money to work harder and those at the bottom need less to produce the same effect! I will simply leave you with the words of that well known extremist John Swinney, the Finance Secretary of the Scottish Government:

     

     

    “This Government fully supports the Living Wage Week campaign and the principles of a living wage, which can make a real difference to people’s lives. We are firmly of the view that employers should reward their staff fairly, which is why all public sector staff under our direct control receive at least the Scottish Living Wage rate and will do for the duration of this parliament. It is good news that more than 400 companies and organisations across the UK are now officially accredited Living Wage Employers and by supporting the accreditation project, we are encouraging all public, private and third sector organisations in Scotland to do likewise.”

     

     

    This is an idea whose time has truly come and we as a club which has a proud history of firsts (we all know what they are) should add this first to our continuing history and record. Celtic Football Club, the UK’s first football club to be a Living Wage Employer.

     

     

    Jeanette

     

     

    You can follow Jeanette on Twitter @JeanFind and the Celtic Trust @TheCelticTrust

     

     

    HH

  6. jeez_I_thought_blinker_was_pants on

    Have to say the piece on Amsterdam in the Mag is great.

     

     

    Puts our media to shame.

     

     

    On Kenny , remember people getting interviewed that night on the news in Sauchiehall st, Guys nearly in tears, others grinning like cheshire cats…It’s worth remembering however that he wanted to leave at least a year before he did, not Desmond Whites doing.

  7. Now far be it from me to question such a CQN luminary as SFTB – although Im gonny ;-) – but was it not Sheffield FC who were the first football team, not the United of Chuckles’ past?

     

     

    HAIL! HAIL!

     

    Token

     

     

    PossiblyPedanticPossiblyWrong CSC

  8. What do the following statements mean?

     

     

    – Amortisation of intangible assets?

     

     

    – Impairment losses on intangible assets?

     

     

    —————————————————–

     

     

    Amortisation of intangible assets – it you sign a player for £2m over a 4 year contract, the accounting technique is to write off the value of that “asset” over a four year period (rather than record a £2,000,000 loss on the day you sign him) . So in year 1 you will writes off £500,000 amortisation, leaving the value of your “asset” at £1,500,000 in your accounts.

     

     

    Impairment losses on intangible assets – if , at the end of year 1, when the asset is sold for say £1,300,000 (against a book value of £1,500,000) you have a further loss of £200,000. Also the club could take a view at any time that an asset is not worth as much as is stated in the accounts so could write down the value to what it thinks is reasonable which would mean a further loss being recorded.

     

     

    Effectively – this is just a way to write costs off over a time period rather than on the day you spent them.

  9. What do the following statements mean?

     

     

    – Amortisation of intangible assets?

     

     

    – Impairment losses on intangible assets?

     

     

    —————————————————–

     

     

    Amortisation of intangible assets – it you sign a player for £2m over a 4 year contract, the accounting technique is to write off the value of that “asset” over a four year period (rather than record a £2,000,000 loss on the day you sign him) . So in year 1 you will writes off £500,000 amortisation, leaving the value of your “asset” at £1,500,000 in your accounts.

     

     

    Impairment losses on intangible assets – if , at the end of year 1, when the asset is sold for say £1,300,000 (against a book value of £1,500,000) you have a further loss of £200,000. Also the club could take a view at any time that an asset is not worth as much as is stated in the accounts so could write down the value to what it thinks is reasonable which would mean a further loss being recorded.

     

     

    Effectively – this is just a way to write costs off over a time period rather than on the day you spent them.

     

     

     

    That’s what I was about to post….:-)

  10. paolosboots Good Luck Wee Oscar on

    Check out this link for a wee story:-)

     

     

    https://soundcloud.com/blues_and_twos/jackanory-irvine

     

     

    Murdoch, Auld & Hay, Good to hear your well, the other book i’d recommend are:

     

     

    The Voyage of the Catalpa by Peter F Stevens (Boston Irish Globe Journalist)

     

    The Rogues March by Peter F Stevens

     

    The Scorching Wind by Walter Macken

     

     

    i’ve no connection with Peter F Stevens but read the Catalpa , then went looking for

     

    the San Patricios and he came up again. Walter Macken in my opinion really captures the mood of the time . He wrote a trilogy Seek the Fairland, the Silent People & then the Scorching Wind. Hope you enjoy!

  11. Morrissey the 23rd Supporting Resolution 12 with a YES vote on

    Hamiltontim is praying for Oscar @ 11:30

     

     

    Why Celtic Should Become A Living Wage Employer – by Jeanette Findlay

     

     

    November 13, 2013 in TCN Articles by Wullie Broon

     

     

    Why Celtic Should Become A Living Wage Employer.

     

     

    With the AGM approaching we asked Jeanette Findlay of the Celtic Trust to put the case for Celtic becoming a ‘Living Wage’ employer. We are delighted that Jeanette, who works tirelessly on behalf of the trust and Celtic fans in general submitted the following piece.

     

     

    Celtic FC , the first football club in the UK to be a Living Wage Employer ……sounds good doesn’t it? Sadly, unless they have a change of heart between now and Friday it isn’t going to happen. It sounded a great idea when we first came up with the proposal to take to Celtic – doing something right and good and doing something which will generate good publicity and doing something which makes good business sense, reduces turnover, improves staff moral, increases productivity and results in happier ‘customers’! What’s not to like in that?

     

     

    This month the Living Wage was uprated (as it is every November) to the princely sum of £7.60 per hour which is all of £1.29 above the National Minimum Wage. It is a sum calculated so that individuals and families can have an ‘acceptable standard of living’ ie not just be condemned to a life of piecing together two or more low paid jobs to keep body and soul together. If we refuse to pay wages at that level to our own workers ie those employed by the company which we shareholders own, then in what way are we truly ‘more than just a club’? Is our social ethos and morality now just a marketing gimmick?

     

     

    The Living Wage is supported by hundreds of employers – some of them leading companies in their sector, some of them extremely large public sector employers – and it is supported by government, local and national and north and south of the border. It is not some whacky, revolutionary idea from those mad-cap scamps the Celtic Trust who everybody knows are just doing this to annoy the rich people on the Board – we actually thought it was a serious proposition which they would grab! How foolish where we………..well, maybe not. The Celtic PLC Board has a long history (as long as we have existed) of defeating our resolutions at AGMs and then adopting them sometimes very shortly thereafter. If that is what they are doing this time then I think we can just about live with that.

     

     

    This is not an academic publication so I am not going to bore you with the statistics on the continuing rise in-work poverty, the evidence on the productivity impact of paying better wages….an argument some people have no trouble with at the higher end of the wage scale but seem to have trouble with at the bottom end. According to them the people at the top of the salary scales need more money to work harder and those at the bottom need less to produce the same effect! I will simply leave you with the words of that well known extremist John Swinney, the Finance Secretary of the Scottish Government:

     

     

    “This Government fully supports the Living Wage Week campaign and the principles of a living wage, which can make a real difference to people’s lives. We are firmly of the view that employers should reward their staff fairly, which is why all public sector staff under our direct control receive at least the Scottish Living Wage rate and will do for the duration of this parliament. It is good news that more than 400 companies and organisations across the UK are now officially accredited Living Wage Employers and by supporting the accreditation project, we are encouraging all public, private and third sector organisations in Scotland to do likewise.”

     

     

    This is an idea whose time has truly come and we as a club which has a proud history of firsts (we all know what they are) should add this first to our continuing history and record. Celtic Football Club, the UK’s first football club to be a Living Wage Employer.

     

     

    Jeanette

     

     

    You can follow Jeanette on Twitter @JeanFind and the Celtic Trust @TheCelticTrust

  12. hrvatski jim

     

     

    11:47 on 13 November, 2013

     

    ………

     

     

    Intangible, debatable, but in this case will be predominantly the players.

  13. tommytwiststommyturns supporting Wee Oscar on

    Oh FFS….not amortisation again!!! Thought that one was buried long ago?!

     

     

    Ole Mark Hately thinks disappearing over the horizon is just like signing a new player!

     

     

    T4

  14. paolosboots Good Luck Wee Oscar on

    Thanks for posting Morrissey, someone mentioned it would only cost Celtic an extra £120k a year to up it to living wage. Its very very disappointing that the club is advocating rejecting this proposal and imo goes against the founding principles of brother Walfrid, but if adopted at a later stage is to be applauded, lets hope so.

     

     

    Looking at this 3 match Festive Package, wow i’m underwhelmed at £66 reduced from £72 an 8.4% reduction at the worst time for attendances in the year! Would love to see more creative thinking in the Marketing Dept, if we got that we might find the £120k mentioned above which would solve two issues at the one time.

  15. ACGR Supporting Resolutions 10, 11 & 12 with a YES vote on

    Is anyone able to answer my question at 11.10 at the bottom of page 3?

  16. The Battered Bunnet on

    hrvatski jim

     

     

    Intangible assets = players

     

     

    Amortisation = planned reduction in value over period time to £zero

     

     

    Impairment = Eg Mo Bangura (his value reduced faster than planned – DBBIA is awaiting the bounce)

  17. The Battered Bunnet on

    Goldstar – expect so, although DBBIA still hopes for a musk ox bounce.

     

     

    desertbhoy – of course, largely intellectual properties, but unlike the recent trend by some new clubs, we don’t capitalise the value of our brand and its trademarks.

  18. leftclicktic oscar in our thoughts on

    Just catching up

     

    seen on TSFM from last night

     

     

    Bain advising The myth what questions to ask (allegedly)

     

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    November 12, 2013 at 10:30 pm

     

     

    Looks like The Cardigan of Dignity was asking awkward questions…

     

     

    @MalkieMouth

     

    An old face from wealthier times!!!

     

    You couldn’t make this up.

     

    1. i.imgur.com/448tjQ1.jpg

     

     

    2. i.imgur.com/uBXlaqS.jpg

     

     

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    Is that an ex-employee / director – Martin Bain – confirming in writing to a NED – The Cardigan – that Bain had current access to commercially sensitive / confidential information from TRFC ?

     

     

     

    i.imgur.com/448tjQ1.jpg

     

     

    i.imgur.com/uBXlaqS.jpg

     

    —————–

     

    Have I got this right? Bain says to Smith:

     

     

    “Within your Large and Universal review, the purchase ledger will show the highest payment is to Singapore and you need to establish what for etc”

     

     

    Bain also has inside knowledge on, and also urges Smith to ask questions on:

     

     

    Jim Park

     

    Ian morgan

     

    Paul Stretford

     

    Craig Mather

     

    and JJB Contract

     

     

    I thought Bain disappeared. Obviously not. Were he and SDM not close? How and where did Bain get this info from?

     

     

    This story just gets more murkier and murkier!

     

     

    I’ve said before, the whole lot of them should be hauled up before a tribunal and shamed.

     

     

    The evidence is well out there now, well enough to get some answers in a Law Court! As long as LNS isn’t the sitting Judge!

     

     

    Speaking again as no Lawyer nor Accountant, my gut feeling is that something is brewing big time, and the end game is near!

     

     

    As they say, “For Whom The Bell Tolls!” You can’t beat the sight of grown up businessmen fighting each other with handbags over a body that has already died!

     

     

    5 minutes into this saga, Columbo would already have been stalking the culprits, and Kojak would have sussed out the baddies. What do we get? Pinsents and Masons internal review (secret of course), LNS’s whitewash, silence from Salmond after his initial blustering and a brickwall from our SMSM!

     

     

    May the best man win! The chickens are coming home to roost!

  19. Paul57

     

     

    Daily Record handwriting expert Msrgaret Webb ?

     

     

    ”He had submitted handwriting evidence to the renowned British Library, who after their own review, recommended Ms. Margaret Webb for a professional expert opinion in order to determine if the two works had been done by the same hand. This past July, Ms. Webb returned her conclusion that both were absolutely from the same hand, and that Holmes was the author of the Ripper letters. However, when her opinion was released to the world, as well as another expert’s similar opinion, Ms. Webb’s conclusion was lambasted, largely because she was also a graphologist and not solely a “handwriting expert,” despite the British Library’s respect and admiration. In researching the difference between the two occupations, Jeff Mudgett, an attorney by trade, came across the United States Supreme Court’s Daubert decision which ruled expert testimony concerning handwriting would no longer be admissible unless it rested on a reliable foundation and was generated from scientific knowledge.’

     

     

    http://www.examiner.com/article/jack-the-ripper-s-identity-discovered-via-forensic-evidence-killer-h-h-holmes

     

     

    Worth spreading that one about, no disrespect to the lady but the diploma doesnt cut the mustard with fully qualified scientific experts lol!

  20. Mo Bangura did come to mind here as I would hesitate to sign a set of accounts with him stated at original value.

     

     

    Maybe we need a cunning wheeze here. As our one time rivals usurped us with one Mo, maybe we can build his profile and the fact that he is persona non-grata at Celtic Park so that the stRangers (do not read as anything to do with saintliness) will make a massive bid for him.

     

     

    Sorry, just analysed my cunning wheeze and found a serious flaw in it – the stRangers will not be in a position to fund any bid. Silly me!

  21. ArranmoreBhoyLXV11 on

    HH

     

    I recall the day KD left for Liverpool.. As a 12 yo I felt so betrayed, still Do ha..

     

     

    Even the fee, was it 440k?

     

     

    I recall him winning the Euro cup for Liverpool, was it v Brugge? And Thinking, yeh but you only won it cause of Kenny..

     

     

    KD and LARSSON, my true Celtic heroes.. JINKY was a yr or 2 early for me..

     

     

     

    HH

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